What I’ve learnt as a Reviewer and POC at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

What I’ve learnt as a Reviewer and POC at Edinburgh Fringe 2019

This year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I had the time of my life. I saw 24 shows, wrote 16 reviews for this blog and had very little sleep in-between. Before heading up, I couldn’t find anything which provided an insight into what going to the Fringe as a reviewer for the first time would [...]

The Canary and the Crow’s Daniel Ward: ‘There’s a lot of gig theatre out there now but Middle Child were one of the first companies that championed it.’

The Canary and the Crow’s Daniel Ward: ‘There’s a lot of gig theatre out there now but Middle Child were one of the first companies that championed it.’

Hull-based theatre company Middle Child are making a name for themselves as creators of gig theatre. Theatre that combines original live music with new writing; it’s an immersive experience that many may not have seen before. Their latest offering is ‘The Canary and the Crow’ which made its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this [...]

Hive City Legacy: “Imagine your younger self in the audience, what would you say to her? How would you want to share this story with her?”

Hive City Legacy: “Imagine your younger self in the audience, what would you say to her? How would you want to share this story with her?”

Hive City Legacy returns to the Roundhouse this year in an electric and vibrant production in which nine Femmes of Colour take centre stage. What is Hive City Legacy? In simple terms, the show is a collection of pieces incorporating music, dance, burlesque, spoken word, aerial acrobatics and mime performed by nine Femmes of Colour. [...]

Light’s Up On | My Top 5 Musicals in 2018

Light’s Up On | My Top 5 Musicals in 2018

When I look back on 2018, it will be my theatre going experiences that I look back on most fondly. I’ve been fortunate enough to see musicals in Stuttgart, on Broadway and in the West End. This lists attempts to rank which shows stood out and connected with me the most when I saw them. [...]

Review | The Breadwinner (2017)  ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Review | The Breadwinner (2017)  ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

In ‘The Breadwinner’, we see Afghanistan during a time of heightened tension and conflict through the eyes of a young child. Although it has a 12A certificate, it deals with multiple difficult themes including violence, oppression, loss and suffering. The film, an international co-production between Canada, Ireland and Luxembourg, has a unique style which packs [...]